After 20 years of working with clients involved in high-risk operations around the globe, Kris founded The Callen Group in April 2017 in order to focus solely on developing and promoting high-performing operational cultures that lead to safe and efficient operations.
He founded Performance Coaching International, served as president from 2005 – 2009, was Senior Vice President at The REACH Group from 2009 – 2017, and is a highly respected Senior Leadership and Safety Facilitator. In addition, he was highly involved in the mergers of Global Marine and SantaFe, Hercules, and TODCO as well as Talisman’s North Sea Operations transfer from Total. Kris remains on the cutting edge of advances in the area of behavioral safety, predominately in the Oil and Gas Sector.
Kris’ career has taken him to 90 countries training over 35,000 people. He has been intimately involved with the development and implementation of Behavioral Safety Processes with Enterprise Offshore, Orion Drilling, Hercules Offshore, as well as the former GlobalSantaFe which is now Transocean. In 2019 Kris authored the book “Commit to Safe and Efficient Operations” published by PennWell. This book outlines a clear roadmap for bringing many cultures together and simplifying the safety tools that are used day in and out.
Kris holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees from Belhaven University, Jackson Mississippi, in Accounting and in Business Administration. He is passionate about creating a performance culture where safety and efficiency go hand in hand. He currently divides his time between Lafayette, Louisiana, Tampa, Florida, and Houston, Texas, and has four grown sons: Braxton, Taylor, Joshua, and Noah.
Devendra "Raj" Rajcoomar
Vice President of Operations
Devendra Rajcoomar, affectionately known as “Raj,” brings over two decades of rich expertise in global upstream offshore drilling operations. His journey in the industry spans diverse roles, including Engineering, Operations, Rig Management, Asset Management, Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE), and Performance Coaching. Raj’s career has been marked by contributions to multinational corporations such as Halliburton (Baroid), Schlumberger (MI Swaco), Rowan / Valaris, and The Reach Group.
In his multifaceted positions, Raj has consistently demonstrated a commitment to delivering top-tier service excellence for clients across diverse geographical locations including Gulf Of Mexico, Mexico, Offshore Canada, North Sea, Africa, Brazil, India, Malaysia, and Trinidad.
Raj’s holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Petroleum Engineering from the University of Trinidad & Tobago and a Post Graduate Certificate in Oil and Gas Engineering from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. This academic background, combined with his extensive operational experience, and interpersonal, leadership and coaching skills, equips him to strategically steer the organization towards future-forward trajectories.
As Vice President of Operations, Raj is set to leverage his proven track record of working effectively with cross-functional support teams. His strong belief in, and alignment with, the company’s values, combined with his unique blend of skills, will reinforce his pivotal role in the organization. Raj is recognised for his passionate commitment to safety and efficiency, a performance-driven mindset, and a results-oriented approach. His core values — honesty, respect, continuous improvement, and valuing relationships, are the bedrock of his professional ethos.
Originally from Trinidad, Raj has also embraced diverse cultural experiences, having lived in Canada and England with his wife, Patricia. His global perspective gained from having worked in over 12 countries, positions him uniquely to lead the operations with innovative strategies and a focus on sustainable growth in his role as Vice President of Operations.
Noah Callen is a digital marketing guru with a background of working on a deep sea drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He worked as a roustabout and has some crazy stories from his past offshore life.
Noah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His education and experience on the job, makes him effective at helping us reach our marketing goals in the high risk industry.
Noah lives in Louisiana with his wife and young son.